Lake Placid Craft Brewing
“India Pale Ale”
Lake Placid, New York
From The Brewery:
This tribute to West Coast-style American IPAs is loaded with hops from start to finish balanced softly by a touch of malty sweetness.
Style: India Pale Ale
Color: Deep Copper
Availability: Year round
Appearance: I poured this copper orange colored ale into a Sam Adam’s Perfect Pint. The white head settled in thick, starting off at over an inch, then falling to half that for most of the beer.
Smell: Pungent hops on the nose; wet earth with a little floral. Yeast and a bit of malt on the back end.
Taste: Strong; a nice blend of spicier hops and the sweeter malt. A nice lingering bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium weight, nice level of carbonation, keeping the IPA lively.
Notes: I drank this while filming an introduction video for this blog. I am starting a series of videos and I wanted one that was a quick intro. That will be up shortly. A nice sized IPA with good balance and a great finish. I can see the West Coast influence in this one. Enjoyed it enough to pick up another offering from Lake Placid; their Ubu Ale